Amy Sawitta Lefevre

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

30 Aug 2017

Thailand's Thaksin breaks silence to cite tyranny in 'name of justice'

BANGKOK Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday made his first public comment since his sister fled the country last week, breaking a long silence with a Twitter post that appeared to denounce the Thai justice system as tyrannical.

29 Aug 2017

Party of Thai former PM says will work for democracy and the people

BANGKOK The political party of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled into exile last week, said on Tuesday it would overcome the obstacles it faces and was committed to democracy and working for the good of the people.

29 Aug 2017

Thailand's Yingluck fled at the 'last minute' fearing harsh sentence, say aides

BANGKOK Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra kneeled before a row of saffron-robed Buddhist monks last Wednesday as she offered them fruits and sticky rice soaked in coconut milk and longan juice, a specialty from her northern region.

29 Aug 2017

Thailand's Yingluck fled at the 'last minute' fearing harsh sentence, say aides

(This story has been refiled to correct the name of the fruit in paragraph 1)

28 Aug 2017

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defence minister says

BANGKOK Thailand's defence minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a verdict in her trial for negligence at which she faced up to 10 years in prison.

26 Aug 2017

Analysis: Yingluck's flight provides Thai junta welcome way out

BANGKOK/KHON KAEN Thailand's generals could hardly have planned it better.

26 Aug 2017

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck flees to Dubai - senior party members

BANGKOK Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison. | Video

25 Aug 2017

Thailand's ousted PM Yingluck has fled abroad: sources

BANGKOK Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled the country ahead of a verdict against her in a negligence trial brought by the junta that overthrew her, sources close to the Shinawatra family said on Friday. | Video

20 Aug 2017

Chinese scam suspects took over 11-storey block in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH No sooner had the 11-storey apartment building in Phnom Penh's affluent Tuol Kouk district been finished than dozens of young Chinese men and women moved in loaded with desks and laptops, said neighbours. | Video

10 Aug 2017

Demand for child webcam sex in Mekong 'outstripping supply', U.N. says

BANGKOK Demand for sex with children is an emerging cause of human trafficking in the Mekong region, the United Nations said on Thursday, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centres from the Philippines to Thailand.


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